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100 Best Opera Classics [6 CD]  Music

Posted by jhawd at Aug. 29, 2009
100 Best Opera Classics [6 CD]

100 Best Opera Classics [6 CD]
EMI Classics, 2007 | XLD Rip | FLAC, CUE, Logs | 6 CD's, 2 Gb @ Rapidshare

The New York Times Essential Library: Opera  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at April 8, 2016
The New York Times Essential Library: Opera

Anthony Tommasini, "The New York Times Essential Library: Opera: A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Works and the Best Recordings"
ISBN: 0805074597 | 2004 | EPUB | 336 pages | 2 MB
Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)

Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)
Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: Russian | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean | Run time: 192 mins | 4.46 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 2614kbps | AC3, 48000Hz, 6ch, 640kbps

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production of Borodin’s Russian epic—the opera’s first Met staging in nearly a century—stars Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the tormented prince who leads his army against the Polovtsians. The stellar all-Russian-language cast also includes Oksana Dyka as his wife, Yaroslavna, Anita Rachvelishvili as Konchakova, Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir, Mikhail Petrenko as Prince Galitzky, and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met’s vast musical forces in this colorful score, which includes the celebrated Polovtsian Dances.
Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)

Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 21997 kbps; 29,970 fps | 03:12:07 | 43.24 GB
Audio1: Russian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3132 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: Russian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production of Borodin’s Russian epic—the opera’s first Met staging in nearly a century—stars Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the tormented prince who leads his army against the Polovtsians. The stellar all-Russian-language cast also includes Oksana Dyka as his wife, Yaroslavna, Anita Rachvelishvili as Konchakova, Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir, Mikhail Petrenko as Prince Galitzky, and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met’s vast musical forces in this colorful score, which includes the celebrated Polovtsian Dances.
A 20th Century Opera Collection - Sergei Prokofiev - L'Amour des Trois Oranges - Nagano

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): L'Amour des Trois Oranges - Kent Nagano - Ópera de Lyon
Opera | Early 20th Century | 2CD | EACRip | APE+LOG+CUE | Covers | RS.com | 462MB
Label: Virgin | Year of release: 2006 | DDD
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Leo Delibes - 3 amazing versions of his very best opera: Lakmé
Classical, Opera | EAC APE+CUE | 6CD/1.5GB | RS.com

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Pier Giorgio Morandi, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Paisiello: Don Chisciotte (1991)

Pier Giorgio Morandi, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Paisiello: Don Chisciotte (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 483 Mb | Total time: 58:33+58:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nuova Era | # 6994/5 | Recorded: 1990

Paisiello (1740-1816) was the master of Italian opera buffo and a significant influence on Mozart. His orchestral writing and musical characterizations are deft and dramatic, and he was the first to introduce ensemble finales into comic operas. Don Chisciotte is an early work, premiered in Naples (where he spent most of his life) in 1769, and it already shows all the skills that made his work popular throughout Europe. The libretto by Lorenzi is based on a 1719 play that deals with the Don's visit to a noble court and the tricks that are played on him there, drawing in material from elsewhere in Cervantes' novel, including his tilt with the windmills. The characters are reduced from aristocrats to middle-class Neapolitans familiar to the opera's audiences, and they are treated with parodistic irony. The music bubbles along merrily, with lots of rapid figurations in conventional formal frames, much secco recitative moving the action along, and while none of the arias is especially memorable, they (especially the ensemble numbers) are consistently graceful and melodious.

Soap Opera Digest - December 25, 2017  Magazines

Posted by Pulitzer at Dec. 15, 2017
Soap Opera Digest - December 25, 2017

Soap Opera Digest - December 25, 2017
English | 76 pages | True PDF | 17.5 MB

A Short History of Opera, 4th Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Dec. 15, 2017
A Short History of Opera, 4th Edition

A Short History of Opera, 4th Edition by Donald Grout, Hermine Weigel Williams
English | August 15, 2003 | ISBN: 0231119585 | EPUB | 1042 pages | 52.3 MB
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - The Best Of OMD (1988)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - The Best Of OMD (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 497 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDOMD 1 | 01:14:15

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys make up Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who were responsible for some of the catchiest and brightest synth pop that the '80s had to offer. O.M.D.'s material was a step above other keyboard pop music of the time, thanks to the combination of intelligently crafted hooks and colorful rhythms that bounced and jittered with pristine charm. Their squeaky-clean brilliancy initiated by both their synthesizers and subdued yet attractive vocal styles gave them a more mature sound over bands like Duran Duran and A Flock of Seagulls, who were attracting a younger audience. The Best of O.M.D. is an excellent compilation of their polished music, starting out with less provocative material like the basic electronic wash of "Electricity" and the bare but ebullient fervor of "Enola Gay." As this set moves along, so does the craftiness of their work, which is evident on tighter sounding songs like "Tesla Girls" and "Locomotion," where the intricacy of their formula begins to take a more resounding shape. O.M.D.'s best work came from 1985's Crush album, which harbored the midnight airiness found in "So in Love" as well as the adolescent innocence that streamed its way through "Secret," which are two of the best tracks on this set.